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    Independent Shabab Foundation

    The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always oraginzed in Cairo and Alexandria.

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    Why Luxor City?

    Though Luxor is the largest open-air museum in the world it was lacking artistic festivals. Its geographical position - in the very heart of Upper Egypt and hence closer to the rest of the African continent - gives the historic city a unique advantage .

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    Board of Trustees

    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

    Treasurer Azza El Hosseiny

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  • ETISAL Fund

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    A PLATFORM FOR A NEW AFRICAN FILM MART TO CONNECT THE AFRICAN FILM TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

    ETISAL’s mission is to provide to the needs of young African filmmakers in expressing freely their skills and talents through filmmaking and promote their work globally.

    African short films is a “life savior” of young filmmakers (Aged between 18-30 of both genders) who are marginalized in terms of production and distribution. Although young filmmakers rep...

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  • Press Zone

    Latest News

    The administration of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) has officially launched the call of receiving films for its sixth edition, taking place March 16-22, 2017 from the bureau of the Egyptian Culture Ministry, the main sponsor of the festival. From August 15, 2016 until December 15, 2016, LAFF should receive films from African countries by African filmmakers except for al-Husseiny Abou-Deif Freedom & Human Rights Competition; films are welcomed from all over the world.

    Sayed Foua...

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  • African Cinematheque
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    Books

    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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Latest News

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) launches the call for its sixth edition due 2017 from the bureau of the Egyptian Culture Ministry

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Cooperation Protocol between Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) and RomAfrica Film Festival (RAFF) during Cannes Festival 2016

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About Independent Shabab Foundation

The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always oraginzed in Cairo and Alexandria.

For the first time in Egypt , an NGO organizes an event with such grand calibre and high standards. Independent Shabab Foundation (ISF) which organizes LAFF is a non-profit entity that has been active for more than six years organizing events and festivals at a national level and with a political dimension.

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